Title: Conservative treatment of femoral shaft fractures in patients with total hip arthroplasty
Authors: Somers, J F ×
Suy, R
Stuyck, Jos
Mulier, M
Fabry, Guy #
Issue Date: May-1998
Series Title: The Journal of arthroplasty vol:13 issue:2 pages:162-71
Abstract: Over a period of 20 years, 34 patients with a total hip arthroplasty were treated conservatively for a femoral shaft fracture. Thirty-five fractures were treated by traction followed by cast-brace or by cast-brace alone. Sound healing was obtained in 33 fractures. Problems were angular malalignment jeopardizing revision surgery in cases of loosening, long hospitalization, and a considerable complication rate. As a consequence, the authors no longer recommend conservative treatment as the first choice for these difficult fractures.
ISSN: 0883-5403
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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